Another wood cutout

27 January 2010


When I found this image I knew I had to make something for my aunt. She owns donkeys and so I made her this cutout for her garden. See how I made this cute little burro here.

Tutorial: Embroidery Hoop Corkboard

19 January 2010

I have seen these adorable embroidery hoop corkboards on etsy before and thought that they can't be too hard to make. Turns out I'm right. Check out this tutorial from sweetjessie.

Rant: Duvet Covers

07 January 2010


I love my down comforter. I will never go back to using one of those bed in a bag comforters ever again. It's hard to explain, just something you have to experience for yourself. What I don't understand is why duvet covers are so expensive? They are essentially an oversized pillowcase for my comforter. Yet stores have the audacity to charge $100 and up for what is basically a comforter without the stuffing. And typically the comforter in the same line costs less than the duvet, if they even offer a duvet to begin with. I don't understand the logic behind that at all. I know how to sew and was contemplating buying a comforter, gutting it, and turning it into my own custom duvet cover until I went to HomeGoods. So until I tire of this one my rant is temporarily quelled.

Happy New Year

01 January 2010

Happy New Year! Look at the cute Scooby lawn decoration I made. A little late for Christmas, but there's always next year.
Scooby Doo and Snowman
See how I made Scooby here.